Licensed Home Inspector in Florida
The State of Florida has only licensed home inspectors since 2012, and as Florida’s Second Licensed Home Inspector (HI 2), I support the licensing requirement. All of the home inspectors working with Beach To Bayou are licensed by the State of Florida.
If you are considering hiring a home inspector, you should make sure the individual is licensed. There are no licensed companies in Florida, the individual is required to be licensed, so verify the license.
While State licensing is a good step in ensuring consumer protection, the requirements are fairly broad and require only 14 hours of continuing education every two year.
Additional FABI and ASHI Certifications
At Beach To Bayou, our inspector go beyond licensing and are members of and certified by at least one of the largest and most prestigious home inspector organization in the United States, The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or The Florida Association of Business Inspectors (FABI) which is the largest professional organization in Florida.
Both organizations require passing a written examination (see www.homeinspectionexam.org for more details), and a minimum number of paid inspections as part of the membership application.
Annual membership maintenance for both organizations require a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education credits. Both organizations subscribe to the same Standards of Practice and similar Code of Ethics. These codes provide guidelines for inspections and professional conduct for an inspector.
Each year, every home inspector working with Beach To Bayou continuously updates their education and enhances their skills, by attending professionally sponsored training seminars. With this background and training, I will stack the credentials of each of our inspectors against any other home inspector in the area.
If you are looking for a quality home inspection, ask if your inspector is accredited by ASHI or FABI. If they are not, they you should find one who is.
Our training, background and business practice should provide you with the confidence you need to select Beach to Bayou as your preferred home inspector.
For additional information on professional accreditation and affiliation, check these web sites.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI):
The Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI):